This rather interesting breakfast idea has appeared a couple of times on reddit recently. Being a big fan of breakfast and an rookie avocado-eater, I thought it would be interesting for me to attempt. The premise is simple: cut an avocado in half, remove the pit, and use each half as a ‘dish’ to bake an egg in.
Before you start, place a cooking sheet or oven-safe pan in your oven and preheat to 425 F.
Cutting an avocado is fairly simple. Hold a kitchen towel in your hand while doing so to minimize the risk of cutting yourself.
Cut into the avocado long-ways; your knife should stop when it contacts the large pit. You’ll want to rotate the knife around the pit so your cut goes all the way around. There is a video of the cutting process here.
The two halves should pull apart easily. One should still contain the pit.
Place the knife blade into the pit and twist to work it free. Be careful.
When your oven reaches 425 F, remove the pan using an oven mitt and place the two avocado halves on it. Crack an egg in each half, season to your liking (I used paprika and black pepper), and place them in the oven. Bake for 15–20 minutes. 15 minutes should give you a runny yolk and it will firm up as you approach 20.
Note: You’ll want to use either small eggs or large avocados; if you can only find small avocados, use smaller eggs or scoop out a little more avocado flesh to make room for the entire egg. If the egg spills over into the pan, it can make a mess, and burnt egg smells pretty badly. Use your judgement to determine if your egg will fit into the avocado or not.
Serve these as part of a healthy breakfast. Avocados are delicious and creamy, and are rich in ‘good’ fats and dietary fibre.
Breakfast Egg in an Avocado
Yields 2 servings
- 1 ripe avocado
- 2 eggs
- Seasonings of your choice
- Place an oven-safe pan or cooking sheet in the oven and preheat to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Cut an avocado in half and remove the pit.
- When the oven has preheated, remove the pan, place the avocado halves on it, and crack an egg into each half. Season to taste and bake for 15–20 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy!